What do you think? A friend of mine received this letter from a neighbor. (Everyone in the neighborhood got one.) She felt that the letter is ridiculous and that it's the parent's responsibility to weed out nut tainted candy. I feel that this parent is extremely concerned for his children's well-being and is doing everything he can to ensure their health and safety. I think the kids in the neighborhood can sacrifice having a Snickers Bar, or M&M's to help out the allergic children. I'd love your opinion!
Just a quick reminder:
As Halloween approaches please be advised many children have severe food allergies. My 2 daughters included...Just a simple request that we all try and avoid giving out candies with peanut and tree nut ingredients.Some of the big "offenders" are of course snickers, M&M's, MR Good bar, anything with peanut butter , i.e Butterfingers...Reeces Pieces, peanut butter cups... The problem is, that even if a child does not eat that candy directly, if the allergic child comes in contact with that product, there is still a chance they will have a reaction.For example, if a wrapper, while in the "pumpkin", gets torn or even if an adult that innocently snacks on a Reeces peanut butter cup, reaches out to place candy in a trick or treaters bag, there could potentially be peanut residue on your fingers and could "taint" the other non peanut product candy.
I know the simple solution is to not let the child trick or treat at all. However, certainly there are enough NON peanut type candies on the market that if we make the effort, it could avoid a potentially life threatening adverse reaction.